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Meaning of DISINFECT

Pronunciation:  `disin'fekt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
 

DISINFECT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Antonyms: infect, taint
 
 See Also: chlorinate, clean, make clean, sterilise, sterilize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`in*fect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disinfected}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Disinfecting}.]
To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy
putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.

      When the infectious matter and the infectious matter
      and the odoriferous matter are one . . . then to
      deodorize is to disinfect.               --Ure.

 

 

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